Words Do Matter

Melissa Leib

Melissa Leib

I  recently attended a conference for lighting, ALA, or better known as American Lighting Association. While there, I attended a great course on public speaking, which was so fun, eye opening, and, believe it or not, relevant to Feng Shui.

The way we speak and the words we choose to utter affect our perspective on things. This affects the way we operate in the world and in our space. 

“I was like,” “ummmm,” “you know” (actually, we don’t know, which is probably why we are at the training), they are all indicators that you may not have a handle on your presentation. 

The class helped us become aware of how we are speaking. It made me think about some everyday phrases we use and how it may affect our actions. 

“I’m under the gun”

“I’m swamped”

“I’m under the wire”

“I’m under water”

These phrases set us up for struggles, and present obstacles. Much like the filler words in our presentations, they change the message and the perception. 

Become more aware of what you put out there-words do matter.